Monthly Archive: April 2016

Burden of Proof

Did you know that a woman’s word alone in the military can mean “guilty beyond a reasonable doubt” in regards to sex offenses? Many “He said, she said” cases have resulted in convictions for...

Presumption of Innocence

Believe the victim is a term so commonly uttered in the context of sexual assault prosecutions that it’s approaching a cliche. But “one of the fundamental tenets of our criminal justice system requires that...

Is dying by lethal injection peaceful?

Is dying by lethal injection peaceful? Do lethal injections or any execution make sense, when studies show 5.1% of death row inmates are perhaps innocent? “Misguided effort to mask the brutality of executions by...